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Announcing a groundbreaking advisory firm for businesses in music festivals and live entertainment

  • Spotlight Advisors, a groundbreaking advisory firm from Edition Capital, is launching today and will work with operators in music festivals and live entertainment that want access to specialist financial services spanning outsourcing, consultancy and Mergers & Acquisitions

  • The Spotlight team are already working with the likes of Pub In The Park and Live Nation and have an unparalleled track record in the festival and live entertainment space 

  • Founded in 2015, Edition Capital is a leisure investment house and has raised and deployed £75m of capital into a range of sectors including Live Entertainment, Hospitality, Fitness, Wellbeing, Content and IP

  • Edition investees include Hotpod Yoga, Mainstage Festivals, Farmer J, WatchHouse and Incipio Group


Today marks the launch of a new advisory firm - Spotlight Advisors - that will specialise in offering financial and commercial services to the UK’s music festivals and live entertainment industry. 

The UK’s billion-pound live entertainment industry is growing rapidly – driven by the relentless consumer demand for high-quality unique experiences. This year, the industry exceeded its pre-COVID market value and its evolving landscape is introducing fresh opportunities and challenges to operators, including both newcomers and survivors of the 20-21 market conditions.

Launched by Leisure investment group Edition Capital, Spotlight Advisors will help redefine the live entertainment business landscape by leveraging decades of industry experience to provide a spectrum of services, including financing, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financial management, and project consultancy to help clients navigate and embrace the opportunities available in live entertainment today. 

Spotlight is led by principals Paul Bedford, Lisa Boden, Harry Heartfield and Adam Spence. Speaking of today’s launch, Adam Spence says, "We are thrilled to introduce Spotlight Advisors, which is a natural extension of what we have spent decades doing: helping businesses in live entertainment to grow, strategise and crystallise value. We cater to any stage of a business's lifecycle, helping operators achieve their goals and maximise success in a very dynamic UK market. Whether it's acquisition, investment, restructuring, business planning, or outsourced financial management, Spotlight Advisors can help.”

With a successful track record of supporting businesses in the live entertainment sector, the Spotlight team has previously played a vital role in shaping the success of prominent companies such as Cream Holdings, Sziget, and Alexandra Palace to name a few. They are currently working on projects with Pub In The Park, Live Nation and Assembled Gala, and are keen to lend their expertise on upcoming projects with the launch of the new advisory firm.

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